JLo, the nickname with which Jennifer Lopez became famous, was coined by a “colleague” who called her that in a song
Have you ever wondered where the nickname JLowith which Jennifer Lopez did she become famous?
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That’s where Jennifer Lopez’s nickname came from
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Where did the nickname JLo come from
Jennifer Lopez has revealed that this nickname was given to her by rapper Heavy D.
The singer said that while she was recording her first album, On the 6released in 1999, Heavy D was a great help to her in the studio.
And given the proximity, the singer ended up being quoted in some songs.
«JLo is an invention of Heavy D – explained the singer – He was always in the studio when I was making my first album and called me Jenny Lo. At the time I dated Puffy, and therefore the names Puffy and Jenny Lo, often entered some rap song ».
But apparently Jenny Lo didn’t play as good as JLo.
And so, as the name by which it was known at the time, JennyLowas too long to fit into song lyrics, rapper Heavy D turned it into JLo.
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The singer’s admission that the nickname JLo originated thanks to rapper and friend Heavy D comes after herself he had credited his fans for giving her this nickname.
In fact, in 2001 Jennifer Lopez said in an interview:
“JLo is the nickname my fans gave me. It was kind of like street terminology, it kind of caught on by itself».